Jason P. Capizzi closes note financing for the Long Branch Sewerage Authority

Jason P. Capizzi serves as Bond Counsel to The North Hudson Sewerage Authority.  The Authority successfully issued a $1,700,000 Project Note to the New Jersey Infrastructure Bank dated August 14, 2019.  The Note bears interest at the rate of 0.00% per annum payable at maturity on June 30, 2025.  The Note proceeds will be used to temporarily finance the Authority’s WWTP Hot Water System and Final Settling Tank Improvements; and WWTP Sludge Thickening System Improvements.

Jason P. Capizzi closes note financing for the Long Branch Sewerage Authority

Jason P. Capizzi serves as Bond Counsel to the Long Branch Hudson Sewerage Authority.  The Authority successfully issued a $5,237,000 Project Note to the New Jersey Infrastructure Bank dated August 14, 2019.  The Note bears interest at the rate of 0.00% per annum payable at maturity on June 30, 2025.  The Note proceeds will be used to temporarily finance the Authority’s Sanitary Sewer Railroad Crossing Study Improvements; Inflow and Infiltration Study and Improvements; and Hoey Pump Station Force Main Improvements.

Winne Banta Files Lawsuit Which May Overturn New Jersey Wine Retail Statutes

A lawsuit was filed on July 3, 2019 by Winne Banta in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey which may end New Jersey law that prohibits the shipment of wine to consumers by out-of-state retailers.  The suit seeks to overturn New Jersey law that prohibits direct shipments of wine to consumers by out-of-state wine stores, while allowing shipments by in-state retail wine stores.  The plaintiffs are three New Jersey residents who are wine collectors, as well as a wine store in New York.

The suit was brought by Gary S. Redish, Esq. and Michael J. Cohen, Esq. of Winne Banta, Robert Epstein, Esq. of Epstein Cohen Seif & Porter in Indianapolis, and Professor J. Alexander Tanford of Indiana University Law School.  This follows an earlier case which the same team filed and was successful in a lawsuit in Federal Court in New Jersey and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit which forced New Jersey to adopt new statutes and regulations permitting out-of-state wineries that register with the State of New Jersey to ship wine to New Jersey residents.

If the Plaintiffs prevail in the new case, consumers may be able to bypass their local New Jersey wine stores and buy wine by telephone or via the internet from out of state retailers and have the wine shipped to them via Federal Express, UPS or similar services.

Steps to Success Pre-School approval

Bruce Rosenberg has secured approval from the Fair Lawn planning board for a new Steps to Success Pre-School center to be located on Broadway in Fair Lawn.  Steps to Success has existing day care centers throughout the metropolitan area.

Jason P. Capizzi closes note financing for the Township of Weehawken

Jason P. Capizzi serves as Bond Counsel to the Township of Weehawken.  The Township successfully issued $2,761,719 Notes consisting of a $952,719 Emergency Note (Taxable) and a $1,809,000 Bond Anticipation Note (Taxable) dated June 27, 2019 to Amboy Bank.  The Notes bear interest at the rate of 2.25% per annum payable at maturity on June 24, 2020.

Bergenfield Planning Board

Bruce Rosenberg secured approval from the Bergenfield Planning Board for a new synagogue, Congregation Ohr Ha Torah. The synagogue will provide 267 seats, a social hall and youth study rooms.

 

Bergen County’s “Top Lawyers”

We are proud that 22 Winne Banta attorneys were listed in (201) Magazine’s “Bergen County’s Top Lawyers 2019” in 15 areas of the law, including:

  • Banking & Financial – Thomas Cangialosi, Richard Kahn, Gary Redish
  • Business, Commercial & Corporate Law – Robert Kleeblatt
  • Commercial Litigation – Kenneth Lehn
  • Custody – Thomas McConnell
  • Education – Robert Jacobs
  • Environmental – Michael Stingone
  • Labor & Employment – Kenneth Lehn
  • Litigation – Michael Cohen, Robert Jacobs
  • Matrimonial & Family Law – Ronald Abramson, Dennis Harraka, Thomas McConnell
  • Municipal – Stanley Turitz
  • Public Finance – Jason Capizzi
  • Real Estate – Joseph Basralian, Richard Kahn, Ian Kleeblatt, Robert Kleeblatt, Michael Stingone, Richard Wolloch
  • Taxation – Arthur Goldberg
  • Trusts & Estates, Wills & Probate – Peter Bakarich, Martin Dever, Jeffrey Love
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use – Joseph Basralian, Bruce Rosenberg, Marla Wolfe Taus

Winne Banta Welcomes New Attorney

Winne Banta is pleased to welcome Faith Miros, who concentrates her practice in real estate law. She has represented major commercial landlords, real estate developers and high net worth investors in the acquisition and disposition of commercial properties, including office, retail, industrial, multi-family and mixed-use projects.